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Jiko - The Cooking Place

2901 Osceola Pkwy, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Orlando, FL 32830-8410
+1 407-939-3463
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wild boar” (87 reviews)
“flatbread” (163 reviews)
“jiko salad” (36 reviews)
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CUISINES
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
2901 Osceola Pkwy, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Orlando, FL 32830-8410
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Reviewed yesterday

Jiko is a Signature restaurant at Disney World, located in the Animal Kingdom Lodge. My fiancé and I made a dinner reservation here the night before my birthday. It was crowded the night that we went, but we were seated about 10 minutes after checking...More

Thank AbundantLove
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Rarely weight reviews, but one of the best meals I've ever had, amazing waiter who was faultless... No other words but amazing..

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for dinner during the Orlando magical dining month and were pleasantly surprised. All of the dishes we ordered were expertly prepared and the flavors were unique and delicious. We had the seafood curry (highly recommended), beef shortribs, blt flatbread, wild boar tenderloin...More

Thank Garth S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I consider myself pretty well versed in Disney property restaurants, but Jiko was new to me. It was AMAZING. Do not miss out on the Wild Boar or tasting plates. Service and food were both wonderful and the season pass discount made for an exceptional...More

Thank April H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A secret that most visitors do not know is that every year, the Visit Orlando runs a special period where restaurants participate in to celebrate the culinary scene and to raise money for the BASE Camp Children's Cancer Foundation. This year till 10/1, you can...More

Thank Mei W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best meals I've had at a restaurant, and I've traveled throughout Europe, Britain, and North America. Jiko's is the upscale, more for adults (although children are welcome) experience at this Disney resort. Most will be seated at tables with normal...More

Thank SJ L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I brought two business guests here on short notice recently and had another great meal with good service. The appetizer with five or six dipping sauces and bread is to die for and some of the drink concoctions including the house margarita are awesome.

Thank BuBmv1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been before and had a very good experience but tonight was dreadful. Extremely poor and slow service. 40 minutes before food on the table. The food is excellent but when my son complained his seafood curry was overcooked there was no attempt to resolve...More

1  Thank Nick B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at Jiko our last night at Disney. The food is absolutely amazing and the service is exceptional. Our waiter was extremely attentive and helpful in explaining some of the menu items. The portions are huge and although pricey, well worth the money....More

Thank busytraveler271
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a long time Disneyphile and have eaten at Jiko probably 8 times. Whenever menus transform, I get concerned. After this visit, I'm NOT concerned a bit! We started with 3 appetizers; corn soup with a poached egg and pork belly, heirloom tomato salad with...More

Thank Jodyovsiew
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Gabriella414
11 July 2017|
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Response from Gary U | Reviewed this property |
Women always get it right but men face this dilemma all the time. Jiko is good for.......Dress shorts by the knee, covered shoes and a nice collar shirt or polo jersey. He will also be fine with no collar once jersey in good... More
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decaydoc
24 April 2017|
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Response from kelmel13 | Reviewed this property |
As long as you look decent dress shorts are ok, they don't seem to be as picky about dress as before.
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ALBennett
15 March 2017|
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Response from hbgrant1 | Reviewed this property |
You don't need a park pass to eat at the restaurant. Jiko is inside The Animal Kingdom Lodge. You can park at the hotel for free while you eat. After you eat be sure to go to the back of the hotel and see the animals. They... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2901 Osceola Pkwy, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Orlando, FL 32830-8410
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 407-939-3463
  • This restaurant is at Walt Disney World
Description
Jiko – The Cooking Place fuses the bold flavors of traditional African, Indian and Mediterranean cuisine at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.Twin wood-burning ovens roar and the soothing, warm colors of an African sunset bring energy to this remarkable restaurant. The menu features modern cuisine with an African flair. Delight your palate with dishes that change seasonally, such as braised short ribs, Chermoula-roasted prawns, and Peri Peri roasted chicken, along with conventional favorites. Take a culinary tour of Africa with tantalizing appetizers such as grilled wild boar tenderloin, crispy beef bobotie roll and brick oven-fired flatbreads. Watch the chefs prepare each meal in The Cooking Place, a show kitchen with a rich atmosphere befitting the beauty of this unique restaurant. Jiko also offers 2 tantalizing wine-and-dine experiences: Jiko Wine Dinner Series: Four times a year, Jiko partners with renowned winemakers from South Africa to take you on a culinary journey. The chefs prepare a 6- to 8-course meal carefully designed to complement the unique characteristics of the African terroir. As you dine, the winemakers paint a picture of their vineyards through the taste of their wines—and Jiko's Wine Room transforms into a mixture of flavors, friends, aromas and conversations that go into the night.Jiko Wine Tastings: Every Wednesday, explore the South African wine regions as you taste unique wines paired with artisanal cheese.Whether you're seeking a decadent wine dinner or a vibrant accompaniment to your meal, Jiko offers wine options to suit your style.
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